Holy Umbrella  – Dondera no Mubo

Holy Umbrella – Dondera no Mubo

Holy Umbrella is an odd game and the type of title that probably had a 50/50 chance of being localized back in the day.  With its silly premise and good gameplay it occupies a space reserved for games like Kendo...
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World of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

World of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

I’ve made fun of 2d platforming mascots that fell off the wagon during the 16-bit era but one of the few that remained consistent is Mickey Mouse.  Regardless of publisher the face of Disney was treated well during that period. ...
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Star Wars

Star Wars

I’m not the biggest Star Wars fan in the world but I did enjoy the movies a great deal.  So it’s a bit ironic that I did not play the NES game until years after their release.  In a way...
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Legendary Axe

Legendary Axe

Back in the day with new console launches the pack-in title was usually the flagship game.  It was usually a game designed to show off a new system’s technical prowess first and foremost.  The NES had Super Mario Bros., the...
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Ghosts ‘n Goblins

Ghosts ‘n Goblins

Looking back on my childhood I remember just how much patience I had.  When you are young and new video games are a rare gift you will put up with any piece of crap for entertainment.  At least I tell...
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Incantation

Incantation

Eventually all good video game platforms take that long walk into the sunset as a new generation begins.  While it is sad to leave them behind for a shiny new toy you also get some classic games in those last...
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Darkwing Duck

Darkwing Duck

Darkwing Duck might be my favorite Disney cartoon of all time.  Only the Aladdin TV series comes close (it’s a god damn crime it isn’t on DVD yet).  Part of that stems from my lifelong love of comic books of...
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Rapid Reload

Rapid Reload

Gunner’s Heaven holds the distinction of being one of the first PlayStation games I ever read about.  Next to Battle Arena Toshinden it seemed like the coolest game in the world.  I mean, it’s practically a 32-bit Gunstar Heroes!  Sadly...
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SD Kidou Senshi Gundam – V Sakusen Shidou

SD Kidou Senshi Gundam – V Sakusen Shidou

I remember being curious about the innumerable Mobile Suit Gundam games that were advertised in the back of magazines like EGM and Gamefan.  They seemed like the coolest games in the world but sadly up until the Dreamcast they never...
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3-D World Runner

3-D World Runner

Growing up whenever it was time to buy a new game it was cause for celebration.  That’s a feeling any gamer can relate to unless you grew up rich, in which case I hate you.  When you are young any...
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